From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
Lobbyists are required to report expenses to the secretary of state
within 48 hours of the expenditure during a legislative session. Most
of the reports list money spent on receptions, meals and gifts.
The state Lobbyist Regulation Act also requires reporting "other" expenses. Though not specified in the law, these "other" expenses routinely reported by lobbyists include advertising, mailers to constituents concerning legislation and polls conducted concerning legislation.
"To my knowledge none of this media has been reported to the Secretary of State as required within 48 hours of the expenditure," wrote Lora Lucero of Albuquerque in her complaint. "I'd like to know what types of media SunCal has purchased, when it was purchased, and how much has been spent trying to influence Legislators and the public to support TIDD bonds for SunCal Development Corporation."